South Africa

The Rise and Fall of Apartheid

Author: Nancy L. Clark,William H. Worger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317220331

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 9354

South Africa: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid examines the history of South Africa from 1948 to the present day, covering the introduction of the oppressive policy of apartheid when the Nationalists came to power, its mounting opposition in the 1970s and 1980s, its eventual collapse in the 1990s, and its legacy up to the present day. Fully revised, the third edition includes: new material on the impact of apartheid, including the social and cultural effects of the urbanization that occurred when Africans were forced out of rural areas analysis of recent political and economic issues that are rooted in the apartheid regime, particularly continuing unemployment and the emergence of opposition political parties such as the Economic Freedom Fighters an updated Further Reading section, reflecting the greatly increased availability of online materials an expanded set of primary source documents, providing insight into the minds of those who enforced apartheid and those who fought it. Illustrated with photographs, maps and figures and including a chronology of events, glossary and Who’s Who of key figures, this essential text provides students with a current, clear, and succinct introduction to the ideology and practice of apartheid in South Africa.

South Africa

The Rise and Fall of Apartheid

Author: Nancy L. Clark,William H. Worger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317861655

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 628

Apartheid was an oppressive and brutal system of racial discrimination that captured and appalled world opinion during the latter half of the twentieth century. South Africa: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid examines the history of South Africa during this period of apartheid: from 1948 when the Nationalists came to power, through to the collapse of the system in the 1990s. Written in a clear and accessible manner, the book: charts the history of the apartheid regime, starting with the institution of the policy, through the mounting opposition in the 1970’s and 1980’s, to its eventual collapse in the 1990’s highlights the internal contradictions of white supremacy demonstrates how black opposition, from that of Nelson Mandela to that of thousands of ordinary people, finally brought an end to white minority rule provides an extensive set of documents to give insight into the minds of those who fashioned and those who opposed apartheid discusses the subsequent legacy of apartheid Also containing a Chronology, Glossary, Who’s Who of leading figures and Guide to Further Reading, this book provides students with the most up-to-date and succinct introduction to the ideology and practice of apartheid in South Africa.

South Africa

The Rise and Fall of Apartheid

Author: Nancy L. Clark,William H. Worger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317220323

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 8922

South Africa: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid examines the history of South Africa from 1948 to the present day, covering the introduction of the oppressive policy of apartheid when the Nationalists came to power, its mounting opposition in the 1970s and 1980s, its eventual collapse in the 1990s, and its legacy up to the present day. Fully revised, the third edition includes: new material on the impact of apartheid, including the social and cultural effects of the urbanization that occurred when Africans were forced out of rural areas analysis of recent political and economic issues that are rooted in the apartheid regime, particularly continuing unemployment and the emergence of opposition political parties such as the Economic Freedom Fighters an updated Further Reading section, reflecting the greatly increased availability of online materials an expanded set of primary source documents, providing insight into the minds of those who enforced apartheid and those who fought it. Illustrated with photographs, maps and figures and including a chronology of events, glossary and Who’s Who of key figures, this essential text provides students with a current, clear, and succinct introduction to the ideology and practice of apartheid in South Africa.

South Africa

The Rise and Fall of Apartheid

Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317861647

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 9943

Apartheid was an oppressive and brutal system of racial discrimination that captured and appalled world opinion during the latter half of the twentieth century. South Africa: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid examines the history of South Africa during this period of apartheid: from 1948 when the Nationalists came to power, through to the collapse of the system in the 1990s. Written in a clear and accessible manner, the book: charts the history of the apartheid regime, starting with the institution of the policy, through the mounting opposition in the 1970’s and 1980’s, to its eventual collapse in the 1990’s highlights the internal contradictions of white supremacy demonstrates how black opposition, from that of Nelson Mandela to that of thousands of ordinary people, finally brought an end to white minority rule provides an extensive set of documents to give insight into the minds of those who fashioned and those who opposed apartheid discusses the subsequent legacy of apartheid Also containing a Chronology, Glossary, Who’s Who of leading figures and Guide to Further Reading, this book provides students with the most up-to-date and succinct introduction to the ideology and practice of apartheid in South Africa.

Rise and Fall of Apartheid

Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life

Author: Okwui Enwezor,Rory Bester

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791352800

Category: Photography

Page: 543

View: 786

Featuring some of the most iconic images of our time, this unique combination of photojournalism and commentary offers a probing and comprehensive exploration of the birth, evolution, and demise of apartheid in South Africa. Photographers played an important role in the documentation of apartheid, capturing the system's penetration of even the most mundane aspects of life in South Africa. Included in this vivid and compelling volume are works by photographers such as Eli Weinberg, Alf Khumalo, David Goldblatt, Peter Magubane, Ian Berry, and many others. Organized chronologically, it interweaves images and essays exploring the institutionalization of apartheid through the country's legal apparatus; the growing resistance in the 1950s; and the radicalization of the anti-apartheid movement within South Africa and, later, throughout the world. Finally, the book investigates the fall of apartheid, including Mandela's return from exile. Far-reaching and exhaustively researched, this important book features more than 60 years of powerful photographic material that forms part of the historical record of South Africa.

Lives of Courage

Women for a New South Africa

Author: Diana E. H. Russell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595291392

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 9124

In 1987 and 1988, Dr. Diana Russell journeyed from the United States to the land of her birth to learn about the special role of women in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. The fruit of her research is this extraordinary book: the first hand accounts, in their own words, of 24 courageous risk-taking women activists (portraits included). These are not only world-famous leaders like Winnie Mandela and Albertina Sisulu (although their stories are included in the book) but ordinary women who were trade unionists, members of radical organizations, student activists -- black and white, African, Indian and Coloured, young and old. "Lives of Courage: Women for a New South Africa" compellingly dramatizes the little-known role of women who fought apartheid and its cruel apparatus -- banning, banishment, house arrest, imprisonment, and torture -- even as they strove to keep together their beleaguered families. With rare candor, they speak of the price they and families paid for their activism, of the difficulties of being a woman in a racist and sexist society, of the terrors they had endured, and of the dreams they nourished of a new South Africa. The fighting spirit of these women, their courage and conviction in the face of a modern state's vindictiveness, shines from every page of this inspiring book.

Apartheid South Africa

An Insider's View of the Origin and Effects of Separate Development

Author: John Allen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059535551X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 486

View: 2814

"Speaking from firsthand knowledge and with an intimate understanding of the situation, the author takes us beyond the media hype that so dominated Western television screens to answer some of the most vital questions concerning the apartheid era ...bringing to light little known facts concerning historical detail and providing the reader with eyewitness accounts of day-to-day life in one of the most dangerous countries in the world". (back cover)

The Collapse of Apartheid and the Dawn of Democracy in South Africa 1993

Author: John C. Eby,Fred Morton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781469633169

Category: History

Page: 186

View: 3146

This game situates students in the Multiparty Negotiating Process taking place at the World Trade Center in Kempton Park in 1993. South Africa is facing tremendous social anxiety and violence. The object of the talks, and of the game, is to reach consensus for a constitution that will guide a post-apartheid South Africa. The country has immense racial diversity--white, black, Colored, Indian. For the negotiations, however, race turns out to be less critical than cultural, economic, and political diversity. Students are challenged to understand a complex landscape and to navigate a surprising web of alliances. The game focuses on the problem of transitioning a society conditioned to profound inequalities and harsh political repression into a more democratic, egalitarian system. Students will ponder carefully the meaning of democracy as a concept and may find that justice and equality are not always comfortable partners with liberty. While for the majority of South Africans, universal suffrage was a symbol of new democratic beginnings, it seemed to threaten the lives, families, and livelihoods of minorities and parties outside the African National Congress coalition. These deep tensions in the nature of democracy pose important questions about the character of justice and the best mechanisms for reaching national decisions.

Black Power in South Africa

The Evolution of an Ideology

Author: Gail M. Gerhart

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520039339

Category: History

Page: 364

View: 949

"This book, better than any I have seen, provides an understanding of the politics and ideology of orthodox African nationalism, or Black Power, in South Africa since World War II. . . . from the Youth League of the African Student National Congress (ANC) of the late 1940s to the South African Student Organization (SASO) and the Black Consciousness Movement of the 1970s."--Perspective "Clarifies some of the main issues that have divided the black leadership and rescues the work of some pioneering nationalist theorists. . . . It's an absorbing piece of history."--New York Times "Informative and well-researched. . . . She ably explores the nuances of the two main movements until 1960 and explains why blacks were so receptive to black consciousness in the late Sixties."--New York Review

Apartheid in South Africa

Author: David Downing

Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library

ISBN: 9781403448705

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

View: 6085

This book examines the historical forces that led to the development of the system of apartheid, what life was like under the system for both blacks and whites, and the efforts that caused the end of this system.

The Mind Of South Africa

Author: Allister Sparks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448134552

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 6106

South Africa is one of the most complex and troubled nations on earth. It is the only country whose divisions are legally endorsed, whose isolation is deliberate and whose internal biases are so pointedly lopsided. The Mind of South Africa is a unique survey which encompasses the history, culture and the warped mythology of apartheid by which the country is still held hostage. Allister Sparks, distinguished former editor of the Rand Daily Mail, recounts the full story of South Africa's agonizing drama - and, amazingly, remains an optimist about its future.

A Concise History of South Africa

Author: Robert Ross

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521720267

Category: History

Page: 251

View: 4881

This book provides succinct coverage of the history of South Africa from the introduction of agriculture 1500 years ago up to and including the government of Nelson Mandela.

Rethinking the Rise and Fall of Apartheid

South Africa and World Politics

Author: Adrian Guelke

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230802206

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 9419

Providing a much-needed antidote to recent revisionist attempts to 'rehabilitate' apartheid, this major new text by a leading authority offers a considered and substantive reassessment of the nature, endurance and significance of apartheid in South Africa as well as the reasons for its dramatic collapse. Paying particular attention to the international dimension as well as the domestic, the author assesses the impact of anti-apartheid protest, of changing attitudes of Western governments to the apartheid regime and the evolution of South African government policies to the outside world.

The Making of South Africa

Cultural and Politics

Author: Aran S. MacKinnon

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 020594647X

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 383

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. A survey of South African history from the formation of early human communities to the present. The Making of South Africa provides a detailed understanding of all the forces that have shaped South Africa to date. It represents a valuable and unique addition to the field by emphasizing African voices as well as recent developments in South Africa, including analyses on the post-transition political change, the World Cup of soccer, and pubic health issues. The text incorporates important new perspectives on South African geography and the spatial dimensions of segregation and apartheid. It also covers environmental studies and the dynamic literature on identities and ethnicity while highlighting how Europeans and Africans shaped the environment, politics, and the economy to develop a complex multi-ethnic nation. Learning Goals Upon completing this book readers will be able to: Understand how South Africa became the nation it is today View South African history from the point of view of Africans as well as Europeans who have settled there Assess the impact of cultural, political, social, economic, geographical, environmental, and health-related forces on South African history Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205168655 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205168651.

Apartheid, 1948-1994

Author: Saul Dubow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199550662

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 3573

This study offers a fresh interpretation of the history of apartheid South Africa. The volume seeks to integrate studies of resistance with the analysis of political power, paying attention to the importance of ideas, institutions, and culture. Saul Dubow aims to refamiliarise as well as defamiliarise apartheid so as to approach South Africa's white supremacist past from unlikely perspectives. He asks not only why apartheid was defeated, but how it survived solong. In doing so he neither presumes the rise of apartheid nor its demise.

Twentieth-Century South Africa

Author: William Beinart

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192893185

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 4538

South Africa is consistently headline news, for positive as well as negative reasons. Its unique history this century has brought the names of its most famous political activists not only to our television sets but more permanently to names of streets and buildings throughout the West. The political events and struggles have been well-charted in history books. This new book by William Beinart is the first to look closely at the social and economic history underlying the political upheavals, and the establishment and fitful but dramatic dismantling of apartheid. It begins with the final colonial conquests at the end of the 19th century and ends with assesment of the democracy and redistribution of resources and power in the 1990s. It will establish itself as the pre-eminent short, general introduction to modern South African history.

The Making of Modern South Africa

Conquest, Apartheid, Democracy

Author: Nigel Worden

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631216612

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 9026

Recent events in South Africa have taken on renewed interest for historians and general readers alike. In this third edition of The Making of Modern South Africa, Nigel Worden provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the key themes and debates central to an understanding of the region. The book examines the major issues in South Africa's history, from the colonial conquests of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, through the establishment of racism, segregation and apartheid; the spirit of reform, resistance and repression of the 1980s and up to the present day. In this new edition, Worden brings events up to the second democratic election of 1999, and incorporates new material published since 1990. With the break up of institutional apartheid, perspectives on recent South African history have undergone a significant shift. Nigel Worden examines these changes and assesses developments within the new South Africa in a wide historical context, providing a sharp, analytical overview for all those interested in modern South African history and politics.

The South Africa Reader

History, Culture, Politics

Author: Clifton Crais,Thomas V. McClendon

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822377454

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 3420

The South Africa Reader is an extraordinarily rich guide to the history, culture, and politics of South Africa. With more than eighty absorbing selections, the Reader provides many perspectives on the country's diverse peoples, its first two decades as a democracy, and the forces that have shaped its history and continue to pose challenges to its future, particularly violence, inequality, and racial discrimination. Among the selections are folktales passed down through the centuries, statements by seventeenth-century Dutch colonists, the songs of mine workers, a widow's testimony before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and a photo essay featuring the acclaimed work of Santu Mofokeng. Cartoons, songs, and fiction are juxtaposed with iconic documents, such as "The Freedom Charter" adopted in 1955 by the African National Congress and its allies and Nelson Mandela's "Statement from the Dock" in 1964. Cacophonous voices—those of slaves and indentured workers, African chiefs and kings, presidents and revolutionaries—invite readers into ongoing debates about South Africa's past and present and what exactly it means to be South African.

Beyond the Miracle

Inside the New South Africa

Author: Allister Haddon Sparks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781861973375

Category: South Africa

Page: 370

View: 1317

Mandela's triumphant welcome as President of South Africa was one of the greatest defining moments of the 20th century. This book analyses brilliantly what has happened since in one of the world's few successful bloodless revolutions. South Africa has undergone a revolution in 15 years which has been largely unnoticed. It has been transformed from an apartheid state cut off from the rest of the world into an open multi-racial democracy. It has been a peaceful transformation, almost without parallel in history anywhere in the world. Compared to Russia's change after communism it has been a triumph. But of course there have been problems: the AIDS pandemic that threatens all Africa's future, and in education, expectations have far exceeded the difficult reality. Crime is a serious problem and the economy, now prey for the first time to globalisation and the whims of international investors is faltering. But it is one of the most vibrant and exciting places in the world, and a microcosm of the rest of the world: this is the multi-cultural society that Europe is becoming through immigration and this is a country where the impoverished poor meet the super-rich every day. This is an exceptional book by the greatest living commentator on South Africa.